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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 19 / 15

U.S. Justice Department antitrust division attorneys "are nearing a recommendation to block Comcast Corp.’s bid to buy Time Warner Cable Inc.," according to sources. Sources said that attorneys "are leaning against the merger out of concern that consumers would be harmed and could submit their...

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Last night''s Game Six of the Mets-Braves NLCS earned a 16.8/28 preliminary overnight Nielsen rating on NBC, up 49% from the 11.3/22 ALCS Indians-Yankees Game Six last year, also on NBC. The game earn

Tags: ABC, Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Dallas Cowboys, ESPN, MLB, NBA, NBC, New York Mets, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Nielsen, San Diego Padres, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney, Washington Redskins, YankeeNets

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POCKET PROTECTION? COWBOYS LACK OF OFFENSE COSTS FANS MONEY?

The Cowboys'' "meager offensive output" in the last two games is costing fans money, according to Richard Alm of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS, who writes that team sponsor Bank One "launched a new promotio

Tags: Dallas Cowboys

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STEINBRENNER STARTING TO PUT HIS PEOPLE IN NETS FRONT OFFICE

Though the YankeeNets merger has yet to be finalized and is still awaiting MLB approval, Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner "has already begun making minor inroads" into the Nets front office, accordin

Tags: Franchises, MLB, Brooklyn Nets, New York Yankees, YankeeNets

10/20/99
CART'S HAWAIIAN SUPER PRIX NIXED DUE TO LACK OF FUNDS

The $10M CART Hawaiian Super Prix, scheduled for November 11-13 in Honolulu, has been canceled due to the inability to meet its financial obligations. CART Chair & CEO Andrew Craig: "Despite this deve

Tags: Champ Car World Series, ESPN, Int'l Speedway Corp., IndyCar, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NASCAR, Walt Disney

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NASCAR NEWS & NOTES: WHAT DOES 2000 SCHEDULE MEAN TO SMITH?

NASCAR''s Winston Cup 2000 schedule, which was released last week, has few changes, as the series will have the same number of races at the same number of tracks. NASCAR COO Mike Helton said, "We have

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, McDonalds, NASCAR, R J Reynolds, Speedway Motorsports Inc.

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DON'T PLAN ON SPENDING CHRISTMAS WITH YOUR FAVORITE COUPLES

The charity golf competition involving Fred Couples, Davis Love III, Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky, "which was to be taped in Las Vegas in November, then broadcast by Fox on Christmas Day, has been

Tags: Events and Attractions, News Corp./Fox

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ESPN Int''l has awarded its int''l branding assignment to Bates Worldwide. The assignment calls for Bates to direct ESPN Intl''s branding strategy for its distribution regions outside the U.S. (ESPN I

Tags: Coca-Cola, ESPN, News Corp./Fox, Walt Disney

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BUY.COM A SHOE-IN TO BECOME NEXT SPONSOR OF NIKE TOUR?

Buy.com will "become the new sponsor" of the Nike Tour, according to a report in GOLF WORLD BUSINESS. Nike officials said that it will make the announcement at the Nike Tour Championship this weekend

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DOWNTOWN STAPLE: ARCHITECTURAL CRITIC REVIEWS NEW ARENA

In reviewing the design and structure of L.A.''s new Staples Center, architectural critic Nicolai Ouroussoff writes that the new arena "does a lot of things right." Ouroussoff: "At a time when many ar

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MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

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